Star Wars: How to make a Chewbacca Cake. Want to make a Chewbacca themed cake for your Star Wars party? Check out the Wild & Wookiee Star Wars themed party this cake came from. Be sure to check out this awesome jedi training birthday party and all of our Star Wars Party ideas and inspiration!
Let’s celebrate the greatest Wookiee of them all with a fun Chewbacca Cake!!! I am breaking down how to make this Chewbacca Cake from my Wild & Wookiee Star Wars Party! Here you go…
- 3 boxes of Chocolate Cake Mix or your favorite recipes
- 3 cans chocolate frosting
- White Fondant
- Black Fondant
- Silver Sugar Sheets
- Cake Stand
- Tiered Spring Form Pans
- Icing Spatula or any flat kitchen utensil
- Parchment Paper
- Rolling Pin and Mat
- Circle Cookie Cutters (optional)
Bake the cakes according to the instructions on the box or recipe. You will want two large (9″) and two medium (7″) cakes. This Tiered Springform Pan works PERFECTLY. Just use the two biggest sizes twice. Set the cakes onto parchment paper to cool (you can also bake ahead of time and place in the freezer (this helps to keep the cakes super moist!).
Once the cakes are cool, place one larger cake onto your cakestand. Put a layer of frosting on top of the cake. This should be about .25 to .5 inch thick. Place another larger cake on top (top side down so the smoother bottom of the cake is facing up.
Repeat the process with the smaller cakes.
Once you have the cakes in place. Start frosting all the cake surface. The goal for a Chewbacca cake is to make the frosting look like fur…so the messier the better! Layer the frosting making sure all the cake is covered.
After you put a layer of frosting on the cake, come back with more frosting and make sections heavier with frosting so it looks like layered fur. Once easy way to do this is to place frosting on the cake and then lightly press the icing spatula against the frosting pull away so the frosting gets a little sloppy and “follows” the spatula.
Roll out white and black fondant until it is about .25 inches thick with a rolling pin. Using a 1.5-2.5 inch circle cookie cutter (or tracing a lid with a knife…if you don’t have a cookie cutter!), make two white circles. Repeat with a smaller circle on black fondant. Using a very small amount of water (just a couple drops) “glue” the black circles on to the white circles to make eyes. Cut a strip on black fondant about 6 inches long in a parallelogram. Cut small rectangles of silver sugar paper out and attach to the black fondant with a few drops of water to make Chewbacca’s belt.
Place the eyes and belt onto the cake. Your Chewbacca cake is ready to be displayed and enjoyed! Easy peasy, right!!!
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